Forks, Corks & Cocktails
Created in 2013, Forks, Corks & Cocktails is an annual food and wine event with an LGBT twist. Providing attendees with a golden ticket to sample the best of what New York Restaurants has to offer. With over a dozen personally selected guest Chefs and vendors to showcase what is current and in style in the culinary world. Forks, Corks & Cocktails is a community event that gathers the LGBT community of Westchester for a night of fun, dancing and culinary overload from all over New York and even the world. Entering the room feels more like stepping onto a culinary stage.
Valentina Kozlova’s International Ballet Competition 2016 is April 25-3 at Symphony Space, 95th Street & Broadway. The event is dedicated to Violette Verdy. The beloved ballerina, choreographer, teacher, and writer was an early mentor of VKIBC and Valentina Kozlova. Ms. Verdy was a judge in the first edition of VKIBC and later a competition honorary chairman.
Dancers from around the world will gather in NYC for the 6th annual Valentina Kozlova’s International Ballet Competition, dancing before the judges for monetary prizes, as well as scholarships and company contracts. The classical repertory from which entrants can choose includes dances from the ballet classics, with special additions that include the Grahn variation from Pas de Quatre and a variation from Walpurgis Night, to name just two. One day will once again be devoted to contemporary dancers and choreography.
Confirmed judges for 2016 include: Andris Liepa (Russia) Chairman of the Judges; Mikko Nissinen, Honorary Chairman. The other judges are (in alphabetical order of country): Nina Buisson (France); Charles Jude (France); Nina Ananiashvili (Georgia); Patricia Aulestia (Mexico); Olga Guardia de Smoak (Panama); Nikolai Tsiskaridze (Russia);Sergei Soloviev (Russia); Sun Hee Kim (South Korea); Jeon Mi Sook (South Korea); Jelko Yuresha (UK); Tracy Inman (USA); Joe Lanteri (USA); Terrence Marling (USA); Jennifer Muller (USA); Radenko Pavlovich (USA); Troy Powell (USA); Lawrence Rhodes (USA); Margo Sappington (USA); Peter Stark (USA); Ben Stevenson (USA); Martine Van Hamel (USA); and Septime Webre (USA).
Audience members are welcome at any time for the competitions. The Valentina Kozlova’s International Ballet Competition schedule of events:
Tuesday, April 26th 11:00am GA $10, $5 students
VKIBC begins the NYC 2016 Finals with Round 1 of the Junior and Senior Classical Divisions. The day will consist of dancers performing classical solos and pas de deux. The Opening Judges Ceremony begins at 11:00am with the competition running through 7:00pm
Wednesday, April 27th 12:00pm GA $10, $5 students
The competition this daywill include: Youth Division Classical; Student Division Classical & Contemporary (Round 1); Junior Division Classical & Contemporary (Round 2) and Senior Division Classical & Contemporary Compulsory pieces (Round 2).
Thursday, April 28th 4:00pm GA $10, $5 students
The Contemporary Dance and Choreographers Competition Finals is an exciting showcase of contemporary dancers and choreographers from around the world.
Friday, April 29th 2:00pm GA $20, $10 children, students & seniors
The Final Round is an exciting display of young talent from over 20 countries around the globe performin an array of classical and contemporary dance. Approximate times: 2:00pm Student Division, 4:00pm Junior Division, 7:00pm Senior Division.
Saturday, April 30th 6:00pm GA $40, $25 children, students & seniors
The Gala is the culmination of a week of classical ballet, contemporary dance and new choreography performed by a selection of winners from the NYC 2016 Finals, VKIBC Alumni and Guest Artists. The Awards Ceremony begins at 6:00pm followed by the Gala at 7:00pm.
For more info visit: www.vkibc.org
“High energy, solid voices and impressive choreography.” - The New York Times
Featuring 28 Chart Topping Hits including: “White Rabbit” • “Wipe Out” • “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’” • “Where Have All the Flowers Gone” • “Moon River" • “Blowin' in the Wind” • “I Saw Her Standing There” • “Venus” • “You Don't Own Me” • “California Dreamin’” • “Downtown” • “Sign of the Times” • AND MORE!
TRIP OF LOVE puts the songs of the 60s front and center with live performances from the orchestra and cast of 23. Tony Award® winners Robin Wagner (The Producers, Dreamgirls) and Gregg Barnes (Something Rotten!, Kinky Boots, The Drowsy Chaperone) bring the unbeatable song list to life with sets and costumes inspired by the psychedelic style and fashion of the era.
“YOU'LL HAVE A GROOVY TIME.” -THEATERMANIA
Stage 42 (422 West 42nd Street, formerly the Little Shubert)
Take a trip back to the decade that made a generation boom. It was a time when innocence was lost,
love and war were at odds and people were born to be wild, giving rise to some of the most unbelievable movements in history—and now the most unforgettable new musical to hit New York in years. In one evening, you’ll experience it all over again in TRIP OF LOVE, the all-new all-song-and-dance show about a young girl’s journey down the rabbit hole and up to the ultimate musical high.
Blood At The Root
April 20 – May 15, 2016
National Black Theatre Inc., 2031 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10035
Co-Production with HiArts
New York premiere written by Dominique Morisseau and directed by Steve H Broadnax III
Inspired by the events surrounding the “Jena Six,” six black teenagers convicted in the beating of Justin Barker, a white student at Jena High School in Jena, Louisiana, on December 4, 2006. This bold new play examines the miscarriage of justice, racial double standards, and the crisis in relations of men and women of all classes and, as a result, the shattering state of black family life.
Shear Madness, America’s hilarious whodunit where the audience gets to solve the crime. Set in a local hair salon that turns into a wacky murder scene, the play is filled with up-to-the-minute humor and is different every time you see it! The New York Times declared it “An audience pleaser as fresh as the latest new cycle! Filled with plenty of silliness, sly double entendres and an astonishingly durable, inclusive spirit of fun, Shear Madness is genuinely all-ages, well-oiled entertainment."
Theatermania agreed, saying “An absurdly enjoyable, uproarious experience! A killer time will be had by all!"
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Picture it - It's 1929 in New York City. John and Jane Allison are newlyweds. Although they love each other, they have desires they haven’t even acknowledged to themselves, let alone explored.
But after giving her neighbor Roberta White a kiss, Jane goes “down the rabbit hole,” entering the strange world of a Speakeasy, where time and space and identity don’t appear to follow conventional rules.
On accepting a sexual proposition in a public men’s room, John mysteriously slides “through the looking glass,” and in one fantastical magical realist dream night, they explore their sexuality through the course of two simultaneous and intertwining magical adventures.
Lewis Carroll‘s literary characters and events from “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass” are transformed into real-life historically- significant entertainers and events from NYC’s Prohibition-era queer culture, with whom Jane and John enjoy friendships and love affairs. After a night of speakeasies, buffet flat parties, police raids, drag balls, and a bizarre trial, will they reveal their “dreams” to each other and “speak easy” about their truths?
For Tickets call Smarttix 212-868-4444 or click here.
SPEAKEASY - John and Jane's Adventures in the Wonderland
Dates: Begins February 18 - Until March 13, 2016
Wednesdays - Saturdays 8PM
Saturdays 2PM & Sundays 3PM
Theater for the New City - 155 1st Ave, NY, NY 10003
The largest and longest running LGBT Expo in the world, founded in 1993, celebrates diversity in business, education, politics, the arts, health, technology, media, travel, and non-profit sectors and of course NYC Up And Out will return as a Proud Sponsor!
The Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City, NY will be transformed on March 12 & 13, 2016. The event features over 300 exhibiting companies, many of which are LGBT owned and operated, an engaging seminar series, live entertainment stage, LGBT Film series and much more! The 100,000+ square foot show floor also spotlights specific areas dedicated to some of the most most popular industries catering to the LGBT community including the Silvercar.com Travel Pavilion, Wedding Pavilion, Small Business Pavilion, Non-Profit Pavilion and the all new Family Pavilion.
Created for attendees of all ages and types this is a once a year event that should not be missed.
Attendees have the option of two ticket levels, general admission and VIP admission. We like to say, general admission gets you into the event, VIP makes you a part of it! For a full description and breakdown of ticket types, and to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE. Children under the age of 12 are free.
Jacob Javits Convention Center, 655 W. 34th Street, New York, NY, 10001.
NYC Up And Out is giving away tickets to attend this event - click here to enter contest - good luck!